December 2020

Christmas Margarita

Main Alcohol: Tequila

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Ingredients:

1.5 oz Patron Silver Tequila

1/2 oz Fresh Lime Juice

1/2 oz Cranberry Spice Syrup* (or more to taste)

2 oz Fever Tree Ginger Beer

Preparation:  Build ingredients in Double Old Fashioned Glass. Stir well. 

Standard Garnish:  Garnish with lime wedge and Candied Cranberries** (see recipe below)

Drinkware:  Double Old Fashioned Glass

Cranberry Spiced Syrup*:

1.5 cups Brown Sugar

3/4 cups Water

4 Cinnamon Sticks

1 tsp Allspice (whole)

1 tsp Clove (whole)

1 tbsp Orange Zest

1 cup Fresh Cranberries

Cranberry Spiced Syrup Preparation:

Place all of the ingredients in a saucepan over medium-low heat.

Stir continually until the skins the cranberries begin to pop and they can be easily mashed with the back of a spoon.

Lightly mash the cranberries, but not so much to create a sauce. Remove from heat.

Strain into a heat proof container and let the syrup cool.

Refrigerate in a sealed bottle.

Candied Cranberries**:

1.5 cups Water

2.5 cups Granulated Sugar

1 (12 oz) bag of Cranberries

1 Cinnamon Stick (optional)

 

Candied Cranberries Preparation:

In a medium saucepan, combine the water with 1.5 cups of granulated sugar. Place the pan over medium-high heat and bring to a simmer, stirring constantly. Reduce the heat to low and simmer for a minute or two, or until the sugar is dissolved.

Rinse the cranberries thoroughly and pick them over. Discard any malformed of soft berries. Put the cranberries in a large bowl and add the syrup. Place a plate over the cranberries to keep them submerged. Cover and refrigerate for two hours or overnight.

Place a cooling rack in a large, rimmed baking pan. With a slotted spoon, remove the cranberries to the cooling rack. They should be spread out in a single layer. Let them dry for about one hour. They will be sticky, but not wet.

Put the remaining one cup of sugar in a large bowl. Add the cranberries, a few at a time, and toss gently to coat thoroughly.

Use the sugared cranberries immediately or store on a rack in a cool, dry place. Or, place a small bowl of rice in a larger covered container and add the sugared cranberries. The rice will absorb much of the moisture. If the cranberries weep, repeat the sugaring.

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